Christopher Mayer (George Charles Mayer)

Christopher Mayer

Christopher “Chip” Mayer (February 21, 1954 – July 23, 2011), born George Charles Mayer III in Manhattan, New York City, was an American film and TV actor who was best known for portraying Vance Duke on the popular show The Dukes of Hazzard for 19 episodes. Mayer played the role of Vance Duke in the 1982–1983 season of The Dukes of Hazzard for 19 episodes. Mayer continued his work in television and movies into the early 1990s, including a stint on the daytime serial Santa Barbara. He also played Kenneth Falk in the film Liar Liar (1997) alongside Jim Carrey. His last TV credit was a guest appearance on the television show 18 Wheels of Justice in 2000. Mayer’s first marriage was to actress Teri Copley and together they had a daughter, Ashley. Mayer’s second marriage was to Eileen Davidson, an actress on the daytime serials Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless. Mayer’s third marriage was to actress Shauna Sullivan in 1988, and he had two more daughters, Alexandra and Angelica. Mayer was engaged to be married to Catherine Irvine at the time of his death. Mayer was found dead in his Sherman Oaks, California home on July 23, 2011; his death was attributed to natural causes.

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  • February, 21, 1954
  • USA
  • New York, New York


  • July, 23, 2011
  • USA
  • Sherman Oaks, California

Cause of Death

  • natural causes


  • Cremated

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